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Liberia’S Baby Blues — No Policy For Pregnant School Girls

July 5, 2012


by Winston Daryoue (gbarnga, liberia) Patricia Kollie should be at school today but instead she is at home in Gbarnga, Liberia, pounding a pile of cassava leaves in a wooden mortar. Her entire body is slightly swollen. Her dress fits a little too snug at the stomach. Kollie’s house is a few minutes walk from […]

Hundreds of schoolgirls poisoned in Jawzjan

July 2, 2012


Sajia, a 7th grade student, said they were attending class when they felt an unknown strange smell By Mohammad Jan Tamkin Photo: PAN Nearly 260 schoolgirls were poisoned in Shiberghan city, the capital of northern Jawzjan province, on Monday, officials said. After falling sick, the students of Masrabad School were rushed to the provincial civil […]

Sex Crime Cover-Up At Yale and College Campuses?

February 10, 2012


by Kristina Chew Yale University has been in the news for less than flattering reasons that cast into doubt how serious the Ivy League school, and universities in general, are about addressing sex crimes and making their campuses a safe  and welcoming environment for women. Yale Could Just Say No to Covering Up Rape is […]

Habiba Sarabi: ‘Violence against women still a problem in Afghanistan’

December 5, 2011


Habiba Sarabi is Afghanistan’s only female governor. She has headed Bamiyan province since 2005, engaged in rebuilding from scratch her part of one of the world’s most murderous countries. A qualified doctor, she left Afghanistan under the Taliban, but returned in secret to teach girls. Today, still the target of death threats, she continues her […]

India schoolgirl defies tradition to reject child marriage

April 8, 2011


BHILWARA, India (TrustLaw) – Her fate looked sealed when her family began organizing the nuptial celebrations. But the bride-to-be, a shy schoolgirl from a remote village in western India, wasn’t ready to say “I do.” In a region where patriarchy and age-old customs dictate a woman’s life from birth to death, 15-year-old Sapna Meena in […]